The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation made grants totaling $9,200 in December 2019 to area nonprofits. The Fund’s purpose is to permanently carry on the artistic influence and philanthropic legacy of both authors, and to benefit Coastal Georgians.
“Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn were both compassionate and philanthropic individuals,” says Eileen Humphlett, fund advisor and Eugenia Price’s trusted friend and colleague. “I am proud that their hard work can continue in perpetuity through the fund and its resources.”
Grants were awarded to: Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, Glynn Visual Arts Scholarship Fund, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Golden Isles Youth Orchestra, Island Concert Association, Island Players Scholarship Fund, Marshes of Glynn Libraries, Mozart Society Scholarship Fund, and Star Foundation.
The Fund holds the copyrights for over 50 book titles, including the popular St. Simons Trilogy: Lighthouse, New Moon Rising, and The Beloved Invader. Other assets include publishing contracts with Turner Publishing Company, including movie rights, and other investments.
The Price/Blackburn Fund is supported by royalties derived from book sales.
“Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is grateful to the Eugenia Price/Joyce Blackburn Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation for their continued support of literary programs for young people with this most recent grant,” says Heather Heath, executive director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association. “We have partnered with Price/Blackburn since its inception to bring the Young Playwrights and Young Poets awards to middle and high school students and to support the annual Roberta Born Scholarship. We are proud to offer these creative writing opportunities to our local students.”
“The Coastal Georgia Foundation is here to promote and strengthen philanthropy in our region in partnership with our fund holders,” says Paul White, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We are honored to have the Price/Blackburn Fund as one of our partners.”